Kanesha Adams stands in the parking lot outside of Jim Clyburn's World-Famous Fish Fry on June 21 in Columbia, S.C. The event featured appearances by 21 Democratic presidential candidates seeking voters in the early primary state.
Sean Rayford for NPR
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Association of Fire Fighters legislative conference in March. He got into the Democratic presidential nomination fight Thursday.
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Tremaine Smalls (center) attaches parts to an engine at Volvo's plant in Ridgeville, S.C. The automaker has shifted its exports to Europe as the result of the U.S. trade war with China.
Emergency crews responded to the Allen Benedict Court public housing complex in Columbia, S.C., Thursday. They found two men dead in the morning and later discovered gas leaks in multiple buildings.
Courtesy of the Columbia Fire Department
Augustin Dieudomme looks toward the flooded entrance of his apartment complex near the Cape Fear River in Fayetteville, N.C., on Tuesday, as the river continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
Hurricane Florence will bring tropical storm conditions to North Carolina and South Carolina on Thursday and hurricane conditions on Friday. This satellite image was captured around 1:45 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Tropical Storm Florence is expected to approach the U.S. East Coast next week. Emergency officials have told residents to expect immediate threats of ocean swells, dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding.
National Hurricane Center and NPR
South Carolina's Department of Agriculture claimed on Twitter this week that the state harvests three times more peaches than Georgia does. Numbers say otherwise.
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